Sir Paul McCartney to play Glasgow in first Scottish gig show for nearly a decade

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK live dates in three years.

Paul McCartney. Picture:  Ian West/PA Wire
Paul McCartney. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The Beatles legend, 76, will perform at concerts in Liverpool, Glasgow and London in December as part of his Freshen Up tour.

He said: “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a while.

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“I can’t wait to finish the year on such a high by partying in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.

“We’ve freshened up the show since our last time round and we are excited to get to play some of our new songs along side some of the favourites.”

Sir Paul revealed earlier this week he was returning to the road for the tour, which begins in Canada in September.

The UK shows at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 12 December, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on 14 December and London’s O2 on 16 December are the star’s first in the UK since his Out There tour in 2015.

The Glasgow gig will be Sir Paul’s first Scottish concert in almost a decade. His last visit to Scotland was in 2010 on the Up And Coming tour.

Freshen Up will also be the musician’s first outing following the release of his new studio album Egypt Station, which is due to be unveiled on 7 September.

Tickets for the forthcoming shows are on sale on Monday 16 July.